Terri Marsh - Olympia II, Washington Convention - 2018

Have we really arrived and let His Spirit in – the Spirit of His Son?
Revelations 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.”

That was written to God’s people – those who met in a home on Sunday morning, the first day of the week, as established by Jesus. This was the message, “Behold, I stand at the door …” Are you like me? When someone comes to the door and I don’t know who it is, I open it just a little bit. That’s where I allow them to talk to me, and I talk to them. The church was a people – not a building – that carried His and His Son’s name. “Behold, I stand and knock – aren’t you going to let Me in?”

Hebrews 3:15, “While it is said, 'Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation'.” (day of irritation)

I thought of Mary and Martha that time Jesus came to visit them. Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus. Jesus was welcome in that home. “If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” This was a life where the Son of God was welcome!

Life is busy and I know sometimes meals aren’t always eaten together with the family around a table but growing up, the table is where we supped together, and we were encouraged and comforted together! Mary was sitting at His feet – they were supping together. Martha was taking care of responsibilities but wasn’t supping and having fellowship with Him – and so, things happened.

In Song of Solomon, we have to read this book with a spiritual mind – otherwise it’s kind of sensual. So here’s the bride of Christ. They’d supped together and had fellowship, and now she’s home and has gone to bed.

Song of Solomon 5:2, “I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my Beloved that knocketh, saying, 'Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled.'”

Song of Solomon 5:5, “I rose up to open to my Beloved.”

Song of Solomon 5:6, “I opened to my Beloved; but my Beloved had withdrawn Himself, and was gone. My soul failed when He spake. I sought him, but I could not find Him; I called Him, but He gave me no answer.”
This is the solemn feast where we need to find Him! I loved the deep silence before the meeting – a wonderful time to find Him! We need to be ready. Revelation is a beautiful picture of things – we know it is for us! The Spirit spoke!

Peter had a revelation of Who Christ is. Christ loved that! He said, “I’m going to build my church on that revelation!” He praised him for that. Jesus said, “I’m going to get you more keys.” Peter swung the door widely open. Revelation stands by us through the hard times.

I feel like I’ve been a little more like Martha, being on the prep crew. I have dreamt about spots and stains. My dream has been realized! There is an answer to every stain when you get a stain on your garments. He’s here to take care of every stain! Hymn 24, “From every stain made clean, from every sin set free!” That’s a key we need to use!

When He comes in and sups with us, He gives us little keys. We want to grow! Let Him give you the keys to do it! Turn it over to Him. If we do, this will be a great Convention. They were to come in one door, and go out a different door. That will be our heart’s experience. Open your heart’s door! It will be safe. He’ll even come back for us – perhaps even today!